|Action||Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements|
|Comment Period||Ends 5/12/2021|
Thank you to everyone who put so much time and effort into this work for the well-being of young children in Virginia. To make this work even more effective, there are a few areas that felt unclear, or unspecific.
Under the topic of Program Director Credentials, please define further what 'recognized' Montessori credentials are exactly. We suggest - adding from a MACTE program.
Under the topic of Mixed Age Grouping Ratios, please make clearer that 1:14 is acceptable, acknowledging an added person is needed in an emergency situation.
Under false advertising topic, please consider that Montessori programs should be using the Montessori Essentials as a guide in order to be considered Montessori.
We appreciate the work that you do!